[ Can Knights In Chess Move L Shaped Backwards ]
Can Knights In Chess Move L Shaped Backwards
You know that the Knight moves in an L-shaped pattern ... But, you're unsure whether the Knight can move backwards (a restriction which limits the Pawns).
Pawns are the only units which CANNOT move backwards, once they've advanced.
Each of the Pieces have their own peculiar restrictions when it comes to moving about the Chessboard ... For instance, Rooks are limited to the straights; while Bishops can only move along their same-color diagonals.
When it comes to the Knights, as long as you adhere to their L-shaped pattern of movement, they're free to move about the Board, at will.
They can move up the Board; track left to towards the Queenside, or right towards the Kingside; and Knights can move backwards, towards their Base Camp, if they need to defend their army.